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Your dental crown was designed to restore a tooth that was suffering from significant tooth decay, damage, or cosmetic imperfections. While it is made from durable materials that will handle the rigors of chewing common foods, there are still some rare occasions when a crown can be chipped or damaged.

If you have a crown that is damaged, you need to call (613) 226-4562 to schedule a timely appointment at Skyline Dental Associates. The more you delay, the more likely you are to suffer significant complications.

In the interim, there are a few basic first-aid considerations to help you manage the problem.

You can gently rinse the area with saltwater if you have blood or debris in your mouth from an accident. Any other attempts at cleaning the damaged bridge should be left to the professional tools and techniques used at Skyline Dental Associates.

It’s best to avoid eating while you wait for your appointment. If you do need to eat something, try to stick to soft foods and don’t chew on that side of your mouth. The more you manipulate a damaged crown, the more likely you are to cause a problem with the abutment within.

If you have a chipped, fractured or otherwise damaged crown, you shouldn’t delay in calling (613) 226-4562 to seek timely treatment from your dentist, Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor in Ottawa, ON, .